|Biosphere Reserve Information|
CUMBRES DE MONTERREY
The Cumbres de Monterrey National Park is located in Sierra Madre Oriental, in the province of the Sierra Madre Oriental and the sub-provinces of the Grand Sierra Plegada. The main types of ecosystems are coniferous forests, forests of oaks and scrub. It is considered a priority region and an important area for bird conservation because of its vicinity to El Taray reserve (a parrot reserve in the mountains in the east). It is important for the production of ecosystem services, providing approximately 50% of water consumed in Monterrey and its metropolitan area.
32 towns are located in the biosphere reserves with the total population around 2000 people. The park has been zoned according to the priority of conservation of ecosystems and land use, including space for the development of the traditional activities of local residents.
|Major ecosystem type||Coniferous forests|
|Major habitats & land cover types|
|Location||99º55’22.8’’ and 100º45’ 25.2’’ Longitud W and 25º01’19.2’’ and 25º41’34.8’’ Latitud N|
|Transition area(s) when given||194,800.34|
|Altitude (metres above sea level)||600 to 3,400|
|Administrative authorities||Comisión Nacional de Áreas Naturales Protegidas Conanp/Semarnat. Director Región Noreste de Conanp, Julio Carrera López. Director del Parque Nacional y Reserva Propuesta: Fernando Seriñá Garza|
Long term monitoring of the maroon-fronted parrot (Rhynchopsitta terrisi).
Monitoring of land-use change, periodic monitoring of heat points as well as climatic conditions for the prevention and control of forest fires
|Abiotic||Abiotic factors, air temperature, climate, contaminants, drought, erosion, geology, geomorphology, habitat, hydrology, indicators, monitoring/methodologies, speleology, topography.|
|Biodiversity||Amphibians, biodiversity, biology, biotechnology, birds, community studies/communities, conservation, degraded areas, desertification, ecosystem assessment, ecosystem functioning/ecosystem structure, endemic species, fauna, fires/fire ecology, flora, forest systems, fungi, mammals, migrating populations/migration, monitoring/methodologies, mountain and highland systems, natural resources, pests/diseases, phenology, plankton, rare/endangered/threatened species, reptiles, taxonomy, vegetation studies/plant cover, wildlife.|
|Socio-economic||Agriculture/Production systems, agroforestry, capacity building, cottage industry/artisanal industry, cultural aspects, economically important species, human migration/population exodus, monitoring methodologies, natural hazards, pastoralism/pastoralists/grazing, people-nature relations/man/nature, poverty, recreation, resource use, role of women/gender, sacred sites, social/socio-economic aspects, tourism.|
|Integrated monitoring||Education and public awareness, environmental change, geographic information system/gis, impact and risk studies/environmental impact, infrastructure, mapping, planning and zoning measures/zonation.|
Fernando Seriñá Garza
Palacio Federal, Planta Baja. Juárez y Corregidora No. 500. Col. Centro,
Guadalupe, Nuevo León
|Last updated: 3/8/2011|